Photo of the Day 20th July 2023

Slight side view of a twin engined jet airliner parked almost nose on to the camera, pointing slightly off to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, with a thin yellow line seperating the 2 sections. There are large, dark blue "Ryanair" titles on the forward fuselage, next to a dark blue winged Irish harp, the same harp being on the dark blue tail in yellow. There is a built in set of stairs coming from the forward door on the other side of the plane., and a thick yellow cable plugged into a hatch in the planes nose, just forward of the nosewheel. Behind, trees mark the airfield perimeter, giving way to a bright blue sky with a single line of cloud. bright sunlight is coming from off to the right of the frame, casting strong shadows on the ground and leaving some of the planes edges sparkling. Not bad for a photo taken with a cellphone.
G-RUKG, Boeing 737-8AS, Ryanair UK, parked on one of the remote stands at the side of Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport, 6th February 2023.

Side view of a hot air balloon taking off from a grassed area, There are 2 people in the wicker basket at the bottom, just a few feet above the ground. The balloons canopy is mostly white, with a black and white checkerboard pattern at both the top and bottom, with additional blue checkerboard panels at the top. There are red "Compaq" titles towards the bottom, and blue "Computeraid" titles forming the lower half of a circle in the centre, the rest of the circle being a grey line., with blue and grey "it solutions" titles in the middle. There is a whiteoff-road vehicle parked off to the right of the frame. In the background, a chainlink fenceruns across the middle of the frame, with trees and bushes behind it, with grey sky completeing the image.
G-BWPF, Sky Balloons Ltd SKY 120-24, wearing a colour scheme advertising Compaq, taking off as part of a mass balloon launch to mark the end of the days activities at International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 20th July 1996.


Head on view of a twin engined jet airliner pointing very slightly to the right of the camera. In the background, a tall lighting pole, with a striped red and white base, is in the middle of the frame, next to a couple of mobile air stairs with "Malev" titles. Large grassed areas lead off to trees in the far distance, with the landscape beyond that slowly fading in to the mist. the planet is mostly white, with a silver belly, and a black and red stripe running along the body. There is an airbridge attached to the forward left door. There are a few people clustered around the nosewheel, which has a tug attached to it.
N*****, Boeing 767-332ER, Delta Air Lines, at Budapest Ferihegy, 1st October 1996.